Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pediatricians give bad TV advice

Reuters reports:
CHICAGO - Whether watching television hurts or helps babies' development has divided researchers and parents. A study released on Monday concluded it does neither.

The study of 872 children found no correlation between the amount of time they had spent viewing television before they reached 2 years of age and their progress at age 3. ...

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children younger than 2 never watch screen media, ...
People usually assume that pediatricians have some scientific data to support their recommendations. They often don't. They never had any scientific support for this TV recommendation.

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